APRIL 2022


Dear Friend,

Greetings from IIT Bombay!

I’d like to take you through some of the key events that took place at the Institute over this past month:

1. The 63rd Annual Foundation Day celebrations were held on March 10, 2022 at IIT Bombay’s campus.

The Institute recognised distinguished alumni members who have excelled in their professional fields with the Distinguished Alumnus Awards (DAA), as well as the Young Alumni Achiever Awards (YAAA), which were given to young outstanding alumni members who are below 40 years of age.

It was extremely heart-warming to see our alumni members and awardees accompanied by their parents. The happiness our alumni felt was nothing compared to the pride and smiles on their parents’ faces when they saw their children being honoured and receiving their awards amid their peers, senior Institute officials and other dignitaries who graced the occasion.


Arpit Mathur: His Journey from Privilege to Philanthropy

He’s a super-successful high-flying asset manager whose career has taken him all over the world. Beyond those professional triumphs lies Arpit Mathur’s core life philosophy and he says, “I’ve been very fortunate in my life. But if I don’t use my good fortune and pay-it-forward to help people and our society, then what’s the point?” 

Arpit’s Foray into Philanthropy

Arpit’s philanthropic journey began at home where his parents inculcated the importance and the responsibility that comes with having privilege. His family was rooted in social work and giving back to society was integral to them. Arpit’s mother was passionate about elevating and empowering the girl child. Tragically, Arpit lost his mother last year during the second wave of COVID.

Unsurprisingly, one of Arpit Mathur’s two major endowments to his alma mater included paying homage to the woman who played such an influential part in his life. The Renuka Mathur Scholarship was instituted in his mother’s name and will provide scholarships to women students at IIT Bombay.

Dean ACR Prof. Ravindra Gudi: Our alumni community has been incredibly valuable to IIT Bombay


IIT Bombay is home not only to world-class researchers, but the Institute has also established some of the finest innovation centres in the country. The Biomedical Engineering & Technology Innovation Centre (BETIC) is one such interdisciplinary innovation centre, which has created a comprehensive ecosystem by connecting stakeholders – academia, the medical community, government, industry, investors, and facilitators.

Today, we present the founder of BETIC, Prof B. Ravi.


Prof. Prasanna Gandhi receives ‘Technology Translation Award’ from SERB

Prof. Prasanna Gandhi receives 'Technology Translation Award' from SERB Prof. Prasanna Gandhi and his team from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering received the "Technology Translation Award" from The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).The primary mandate of SERB is to support basic research in emerging areas of Science and Engineering.The award recognises Prof. Gandhi and his team’s work titled, "Method ...

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Prof Sudarshan Kumar from IIT Bombay receives Fellowship at the Combustion Institute

Prof Sudarshan Kumar from IIT Bombay receives Fellowship at the Combustion Institute Prof. Sudarshan Kumar, Head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, is the first Indian to be named a Fellow of The Combustion Institute, PA, USA.Prof. Sudarshan Kumar received the prestigious fellowship for his contribution to applied research in the field of flameless/mild combustion and the precise determination of ...

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Are you eager to see how your alma mater and your beloved campus looks today?

Since not all of our alumni members can visit their alma mater personally, we’re bringing your alma mater to you!

Click the video and take a virtual tour of IIT Bombay’s serene campus as it is today.


IIT Bombay signed an MOU with GETINGE Medical to achieve organizational excellence in the field of innovation and technology enhancement through scientific R&D programmes, especially in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics, medical devices and life sciences.

The objective of the MoU is to promote interaction and share expertise and resources among areas of common interest that will benefit both organizations.


IIT Bombay takes immense pride in their students’ successes. Recently, a team comprising of five students –

  • 1. Arpita Chakraborty,
  • 2. Firdush Hussain, 
  • 3. Sonal Janagal, M. Tech, 2nd year student (Petroleum Geoscience – Department of Earth Science);
  • 4. Sushmita – M. Tech, 2nd year student (Geo exploration – Department of Earth Science) and
  • 5. Rhythm Shah, PhD, 3rd year student (Department of Earth Science) won the prestigious Minus CO2 challenge organised by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE).

It was their hard work, dedication and perseverance which helped them win this extraordinarily difficult challenge that has real-life implications for our society and our planet. The team members talk to us about their journey to winning the Minus CO2 challenge.

Upcoming Events

The inauguration of the Technocraft Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence (TCA2I) will be held on April 8, 2022 IIT Bombay.

The Centre was set up by IIT Bombay’s alumni members Mr. Sudarshan Kumar Saraf (B.Tech., Dual Degree, Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, 1970) and Mr. Sharad Kumar Saraf (B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, 1970) with the aim of leveraging Artificial Intelligence in areas of operations research, data science, and automation in industrial settings. Both alumni members have generously funded the facility through their publicly-listed company, Technocraft Industries India Limited.
The Performing Arts Festival 2022 (PAF 2022) is the largest intra-college competition held at IIT-Bombay. Students from IIT Bombay organize and perform in the plays during the festival. PAF allows students to explore the unexplored and unleash their creativity by giving them a chance to act, dance, assist with production design and more. Students adapt popular plays in English and Hindi, produce, direct and perform them on the night of the event.

Student Research Article

Expanding the Electrochemical Stability Window of Aqueous Electrolyte

Name: MD Adil
Department: Energy Science and Engineering
Program: Ph.D.

An electrolyte is a vital component of rechargeable batteries. Typically, it serves as an electron-insulating and ion-conducting medium facilitating the ion-transport mechanism between the anode and the cathode of the battery. The batteries’ electrolyte design needs greater attention because it drastically influences the electrochemical performance of the batteries.

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